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The Battle of the BOM - Do We Even Understand the Terms of the Fight?

by Andrew White  |  May 29, 2015

A colleague of mine (Michael Moran) shared with me an interesting blog: The Next Big Boom in PLM and ERP and the Battle Over mBOM Ownership.  Though this blog is...

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The UK's Productivity Puzzle (and how IT can help)

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

After blogging only the other day about the importance of productivity over employment to the U.S. economy (see Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn't Satisfy), I noted with some...

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CIOs can be supply specialists or maestros of innovation. Who are you?

by Michael Maoz  |  January 8, 2015

In the military, one of the more interesting jobs is the supply specialist who keeps the armory and warehouses stocked. These wonderful folks, usually infectiously enthusiastic and salty of tongue, are...

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Hot Topics from the Field – 3 Days on the Road and this is what is moving and shaking in Information Management

by Andrew White  |  September 12, 2014

I just spent the good fortune of spending a couple days in Western Canada.  I met with numerous end-users spanning several industries included public sector (several different departments), mining, retail,...

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The Tangled Web Systems Integrators Weave

by Andrew White  |  August 26, 2014

I was on an inquiry today with an end-user.  It went like this: “We have an ERP system –its pretty much stable and OK – but the data within it...

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When is Master Data Management (MDM) Not MDM?

by Andrew White  |  March 31, 2014

I called into a real peach of an inquiry today with a large, industrial end-user organization.  The written part of the question was really well structured and actually applies to...

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Why MDM might be the last good thing you do with data

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2014

Alternative title for this blog: It's all a question of Hubs - and how many.... MDM is many things.  For me, one of the more interesting things that is described...

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Why your ERP (Business Application) is only as good as your Information

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2014

A colleague of mine (Debbie Wilson) shared a link to a survey from the Electronic Manufacturing Service Industry website.  Though specific to an industry and its use of ERP solutions,...

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The Role of Master Data and MDM in your Supply Chain

by Andrew White  |  August 15, 2013

I started work at Gartner covering Supply Chain Management (SCM) since I used to be an old SCM guy.  Never actually working in IT, I spent a career working on...

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